Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity. That is the view of an international team of 18 researchers who provide new evidence of significant changes in four of the nine systems which regulate the resilience of the Earth. One of the systems which has been seriously affected is the nitrogen-phosphorus cycle.
Nitrogen (N) is a plant nutrient that is essential for higher yields and for increased farmer profits, but if other nutritional needs of the crop are unmet, its benefits are reduced. Consequently, farmers and their advisers must ensure crops are getting complete nutrition to make the most of their nitrogen applications.
Several Georgia farmers are posing a few questions concerning seeding rates and fertility for wheat. Below are some thoughts about early season wheat production and how those decisions can affect yield.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. reported that it has restarted operating units at its Woodward, Okla., nitrogen complex. As announced on Oct. 29, 2014, the company had shut down production at the complex to address an issue in one of the site’s boilers.
The Purdue University-led Useful to Usable climate initiative is offering a new online tool to help farmers and farm advisers better manage the application of nitrogen fertilizer for maximum crop yields and minimum environmental damage.
In the last 30 years, the United States has grown more food using less land and with less environmental strain than ever believed possible. Fertilizers are better, pesticides are better and genetic modification has led to less need for both.
Limus nitrogen management can be blended with urea and UAN fertilizers to protect against volatilization and nitrogen loss, providing more than three weeks of protection. The patented formulation behind Limus nitrogen management combines two active ingredients that are more effective than a single inhibitor on urease enzymes found in soil, resulting in a decrease of nitrogen loss.